Sparkle Poster

Release Date: April 7th, 1976

DVD Release Date: January 2nd, 2007

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In 1950s Harlem, Sparkle (Irene Cara), Sister (Lonette McKee) and Dolores (Dwan Smith) are three musically gifted sisters whose mother, Effie (Mary Alice), supports them by working as a maid. Encouraged by Sparkle's boyfriend, Stix (Philip Michael Thomas), the three form a singing group and become a sensation at a local nightclub. However, tensions rise when Sister is appointed the group's lead singer and begins dating Satin (Tony King), an abusive, drug-addicted pimp.

Cast: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice, Dorian Harewood, Tony King, Beatrice Winde

Director: Sam O'Steen

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Love, 1950s, Transformation, Sister, Mother, Rivalry, Rise, 1960s, Emotional, Tense